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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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I am planning to drop off some stuff at the Guest Service to get it signed by some characters. What kind of goodies do you include? I have already bought chewing gum and TicTac. What do you think about mini alcohol bottles? At least all the princesses are grown-ups.
I gave Girl Scout Cookies for signatures, room host, and to our servers. They were well received.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #17
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I vote NO for cash!

$10 divided byy all the signers on my picture frame nets them almost 45 cool pennies each!!! OOOOOOOOOOH BOY!

Of course, it COULD net the first signer $10 and nothing fo rthe others, I guess
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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This could be a chance to bring a local specialty

We will bring some local(Japan) stuff that we have enjoyed for the CMs.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #19
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Well I don't know what to give now..I really don't know how many signers there will be, so I suppose cash is out. I'm not a big fan of candy myself. Ugh. I hope I think of something before Thursday!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #20
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I gave Girl Scout Cookies for signatures, room host, and to our servers. They were well received.

Love this idea!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #21
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Not as much candy floating around as you think...

On the Wonder this past March we gave our room steward a bag of assorted candy on the last day in addition to his tip. He was soooo thankful! I was actually shocked how happy he was to have the candy - we included extra tip with the tip "ticket". But it was the candy he raved about!

He said he was starving and asked if we minded if he ate some of the candy right then and there! He started chowing down! I was happy I had given him the candy since I wasn't sold on the idea.

I also gave candy to the CM's for the autographs - so this just reinforced it was a good call.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #22
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This could be a chance to bring a local specialty

We will bring some local(Japan) stuff that we have enjoyed for the CMs.
We always bring chocolate covered macadamia nuts, caramacs, and cans of just regular and honey mac nuts for the CMs at the Lab, etc. I think it's great to give stuff they can't easily get on their own.

Of course we always give servers/host/bar good ole extra cash.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #23
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Good option

I was talking to our CM and he actually said that they go to Walmart on Port Canaveral and buy what they need... So I whish I had known this and buy some $5- $10 extra gift cards instead of candy since they get tons...... Maybe that is an option.
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I was talking to our CM and he actually said that they go to Walmart on Port Canaveral and buy what they need... So I whish I had known this and buy some $5- $10 extra gift cards instead of candy since they get tons...... Maybe that is an option.
But how many, and how large, gift cards would you get? You have no way of knowing how many CMs actually do the autographs on your item. It could work out to a pretty pricy autographed whatever.
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Non-tipped positions are not allowed to accept cash gifts - DCL and Disney policy. Any cash that is given to non-tipped positions is pooled together and used for group parties and such. While some think they are giving the CM a personal tip in reality they aren't. Those in non-tipped positions are also technically not allowed to accept any cash equivelant gifts such as gifts cards or calling cards - those also get pooled and are given out by the managers as gifts.
If you want to give something to non-tipped positions consider edible items in individual bags/wrappers.
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I vote NO for cash!

$10 divided byy all the signers on my picture frame nets them almost 45 cool pennies each!!! OOOOOOOOOOH BOY!

Of course, it COULD net the first signer $10 and nothing fo rthe others, I guess
You're operating under the assumption that more that one person is doing the signing on each item. ;-)
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #27
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Since DCL (well, all Disney properties) doesn't sell chewing gum, because of the messiness of it, I wouldn't do gum.
All the more reason to do the gum, it's harder for the CM's to get!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #28
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Last month I was at BJs (a local club store) and saw the huge bags of M&Ms and I had a coupon. So I bought 2 thinking they would love that. I was right - they loved them - but I hated them since they weighed so darn much and took up a lot of room in the luggage. What the heck was I thinking!!!!
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Hi! Cruising on DCL is new to us so I am a bit confused on this autograph thing. Are you saying that I can drop off a book, photo mat, etc at Guest Services and it will be returned with character signatures???
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Hi! Cruising on DCL is new to us so I am a bit confused on this autograph thing. Are you saying that I can drop off a book, photo mat, etc at Guest Services and it will be returned with character signatures???
Yes, you are allowed 2 items per cabin.
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